The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra

The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra

This volume, combining the Sutra with Master Hua’s commentary, succeeds not only in introducing the practice and thought of Pure Land Buddhism, also referred to as Mahayana Buddhism, but effectively presents a lucid introduction to this ...

Author: Hsuan Hua

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 9781601030290

Category: Religion

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The so-called ‘’shorter’’ Amitabha Sutra has been and is a foundation of spirituality for millions of Buddhist believers throughout the ages. The Sutra describes the magnificent Buddhist “heaven,” the Pure Land, where conditions are perfect for the practice of the Buddhist path. The sutra also describes the method for being reborn to that land, namely mindfulness of its Buddha, Amitabha. Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua’s accompanying commentary amplifies the text and explains its main concepts by providing many interesting anecdotes involving the Buddha and his disciples. This volume, combining the Sutra with Master Hua’s commentary, succeeds not only in introducing the practice and thought of Pure Land Buddhism, also referred to as Mahayana Buddhism, but effectively presents a lucid introduction to this Buddhism as it is practiced today.
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A General Explanation of the Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra

A General Explanation of the Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra

This Sutra, which was spoken by the Buddha without having been formally requested as Sutras usually were, explains the causes and circumstances for rebirth in the Land of Ultimate Bliss of Amitabha (Limitless Light) Buddha.

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Publisher: Dharma Realm Buddhist Association

ISBN: 0917512014

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Page: 204

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This Sutra, which was spoken by the Buddha without having been formally requested as Sutras usually were, explains the causes and circumstances for rebirth in the Land of Ultimate Bliss of Amitabha (Limitless Light) Buddha. The commentary includes extensive information on common Buddhist terminology and stories about many of the Buddha's foremost disciples. Of the five great schools of Buddhism - the Ch'an (Zen) School, the Secret School, the Teaching School, the Vinaya School, and the Pure Land School, the Pure Land Dharma door of Buddha-recitation is the most suited for living beings of the Dharma-ending Age. Spoken for us who live in this age that is beset by external disasters and internal obstacles, this teaching is extremely direct and encompasses beings of all dispositions.
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A General Explanation of the Buddha Speaks of Amit bha S tra

A General Explanation of the Buddha Speaks of Amit  bha S  tra

AFTER THE BUDDHA SPOKE THIS SŪTRA , SĀRIPUTRA AND ALL THE BHIKSUS , ALL THE GODS , MEN , AND ASURAS , AND OTHERS FROM ... FAITHFULLY ACCEPTED , BOWED AND WITHDREW , END OF THE BUDDHA SPEAKS OF AMITABHA SŪTRA Commentary : You should know ...

Author: Hsüan Hua

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ISBN: UVA:X030120544

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 159

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Categories: Spiritual life

Mind seal of the Buddhas

Mind seal of the Buddhas

Of all the forms of Buddhism currently practiced in Asia, Pure Land has been the most widespread for the past thousand years. At the core of this school is a text of great beauty and poetry, the Amitabha Sutra.

Author: Zhixu

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ISBN: UVA:X030237945

Category: Amitābha (Buddhist deity).

Page: 200

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Of all the forms of Buddhism currently practiced in Asia, Pure Land has been the most widespread for the past thousand years. At the core of this school is a text of great beauty and poetry, the Amitabha Sutra.
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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra

Its title literally means "The Heart of the Perfection of Understanding." The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular Buddhist scripture of all. Various commentators divide this text into different numbers of sections.

Author: Gautama Buddha

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1514182726

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Page: 26

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The Heart Sutra is a famous sutra in Mahayana Buddhism. Its title literally means "The Heart of the Perfection of Understanding." The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular Buddhist scripture of all. Various commentators divide this text into different numbers of sections. Briefly, the sutra describes the experience of liberation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara, as a result of insight gained while engaged in deep meditation to awaken the faculty of prajna (wisdom). The insight refers to apprehension of the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena, known through and as the five aggregates of human existence (skandhas): form (rupa), feeling (vedana), volitions (samskara), perceptions (samjna), and consciousness (vijnana). The Supplementary Amitabha Sutra The bulk of the Amitabha Sutra, considerably shorter than other Pure Land sutras, consists of a discourse which the Buddha gave at Jeta Grove in Sravastito his disciple Sariputra. The talk concerned the wondrous adornments that await the righteous in the western pure land of Sukhavati, as well as the beings that reside there, including the buddha Amitabha. The text also describes what one must do to be reborn there.
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Exhortation to Resolve Upon Bodhi

Exhortation to Resolve Upon Bodhi

This short text by Master Xing An (d. 1734) who lived in Hangzhou, provides instructions on the Resolve for Bodhi that fit well into the Chinese cultural context, while staying true to the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism.

Author: Sying An (Xing An)

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 9781601030306

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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The Resolve for Bodhi (bodhicitta), the aspiration to reach full Awakening for the sake of all living beings, is a core element of Mahayana Buddhism. This short text by Master Xing An (d. 1734) who lived in Hangzhou, provides instructions on the Resolve for Bodhi that fit well into the Chinese cultural context, while staying true to the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism. Mainly written for a monastic audience, the text provides an intriguing glimpse into the Buddhism of the Qing Dynasty, which is yet to receive much scholarly attention. At the same time, the text and its modern commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua also speak to the people of the twenty-first century, asking what makes our lives worth living. (Based on audio recordings of lectures given by Master Hua at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California, in 1979, and at Gold Mountain Monastery in San Francisco in 1985)
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The Dharma Door of Pure Land Buddhism

The Dharma Door of Pure Land Buddhism

The Dharma Door of Pure Land Buddhism is a book spoken by Grand Master Tan Hsu. The book is published by Lingyen Mountain Temple (Canada)

Author: Grand Master Tan Hsu

Publisher: Lingyen Mountain Temple (Canada)

ISBN: 9781775177081

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Dharma Door of Pure Land Buddhism is a book spoken by Grand Master Tan Hsu. The book is published by Lingyen Mountain Temple (Canada)
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Nian Fuo Lun

Nian Fuo Lun

Author: Tanxu (da shi)

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ISBN: UOM:39015041795900

Category: Amitābha (Buddhist diety)

Page: 50

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Categories: Amitābha (Buddhist diety)

Land of Bliss

Land of Bliss

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Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 812081813X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 358

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BUDDHISM
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Buddhism A to Z

Buddhism A to Z

... Five Types of BuddhistStudy andPractice– Pure Land, recitation of the Buddha's name, Avalokiteśvara (Bodhisattva) Amitābha Sutra 阿彌陀經 The complete title [translated from the Chinese] is The Buddha Speaks of Amitābha Sutra.

Author: Ronald B. Epstein, PhD

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 9781601030559

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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This book is a brief, but comprehensive and encyclopedic study handbook of Buddhist cosmology, hagiology, and terminology. Most entries are explanatory essays based on the teachings of Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua explaining hundreds of Buddhist terms, personages, lists, and concepts. The book also indexes Chinese, Pali, and Sanskrit terms, providing clear and accessible explanations. The book also provides a brief study guide for both novice and advanced seekers of enlightenment. Most entries also end with notation that refers the reader to related entries. Reviews Provides the right mix of scholarly attention and accessible language. —David Batstone, University of San Francisco Department of Theology & Religious Studies Have you confused karma with dharma? Amida with Gautama? The Five Desires with the Eightfold Path? Then Ronald Epstein’s Buddhism A to Z can provide a little enlightenment. Geared for English-speaking Westerners who want to know more about Buddhism, this alphabetical dictionary covers everything from the role of an abbot to the contributions of Zen. —Publishers Weekly A comprehensive handbook, not only useful for the interested beginner but also a treasury of teachings for the experienced practitioner. —Ajahn Amaro, Co-abbot Abhayagiri Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA
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Finding Our True Home

Finding Our True Home

Finding Our True Home presents a new definitive translation of the Amitabha Sutra along with Thich Nhat Hanh’s first commentary on one of the most practiced forms of Buddhism in the world, the Pure Land school.

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781935209140

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Finding Our True Home presents a new definitive translation of the Amitabha Sutra along with Thich Nhat Hanh’s first commentary on one of the most practiced forms of Buddhism in the world, the Pure Land school. Introduced in the Buddha’s own lifetime, Pure Land practice puts us in touch with the beauty in our own world and brings us the security, solidity, and freedom we need in order to truly enjoy it. Realizing that Buddha is within us, we see that the Pure Land (paradise) is here and now, rather than in the future. Finding Our True Home will open a new Dharma door to many students of meditation.
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Silk Road The Study Of Drama Culture

Silk Road  The Study Of Drama Culture

The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra: A General Explanation, a Bianwen found from Dunhuang, also revealed how Buddhism had been in co-existence with Nestorianism, Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism. “Who do the masses indicate in talking ...

Author: Fen Gao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813202979

Category: Social Science

Page: 856

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Silk Road: The Study of Drama Culture is the translated edition of the Chinese academic book of the same title written by Professor LI Qiang from Shaanxi Normal University, China. The book breaks through the concept of regarding Han Drama as the center, yet elaborates the Silk Road drama as an inclusive culture and a prevailing literary art form in human civilization. Relying on his extensive experience and broad vision, the author conducts the thorough study by means of literature, artifacts and academic fieldwork. The book studies the drama culture of all ethnic groups from Asia, Europe and Africa and touches upon the cultural exchanges between China and its neighboring countries, between the East and the West. The carefully presented details in this book are aimed to explore all the related fields such as dramaturgy, philology, phonology, religion, history, geography, archeology, ethnology, and folklore between the East and the West from the perspective of cultural anthropology. The explanations in the book contribute to an in-depth study on the origins of the Silk Road and the drama culture along the Silk Road.
Categories: Social Science

The Heart of Praj P ramit S tra

The Heart of Praj     P  ramit   S  tra

Seven categories of titles have been devised for the three treasuries (tripiṭaka) and the twelve divisions of the sūtras spoken by the Buddha: 1. The first kind of title refers exclusively to persons. The Buddha Speaks of Amitābha Sūtra ...

Author: Hsuan Hua

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 9781601030412

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Often cited as perhaps the best-known Mahayana Buddhist sutra, the Heart Sutra has been chanted daily in Buddhist monasteries in Asia for more than a thousand years. This sutra, the “heart” of the larger Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) Sutra, describes the experience of the liberation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, through the insight gained from deep meditation into the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena. With commentary by the Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, one of the foremost Tripitaka and Chan masters of Chinese Buddhism in the United States. Translated by Ronald Epstein, PhD.
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